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what kind of games will this computer be able to handle?

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January 22, 2014 1:55:19 PM

i'm looking to buy a good computer that will run games like guild wars 2, skyrim, call of duty, maybe even battlefield 4, for around $800

I found one that costs about $700 and has this specifications:

AMD 8-Core FX-8320 Processor
AMD Radeon HD 6670 graphic card
8GB DDR3 SDRAM
8MB L2 cache memory

will this computer be able to run videogames at medium-high fast?

thanks :D 
January 22, 2014 2:02:33 PM

You'll get low-medium out of the HD6670, especially since it is most likely a DDR3 version.
You would do much better to build your own. There are plenty of tutorials and guides to help you. If you have the use of both hands, and reasonable dexterity and eyesight, you should be able to build your own. The only tool needed in most cases is a Phillips screwdriver; sometimes a pair of tweezers or needlenose pliers can help with positioning front panel cables on their pin headers.
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January 22, 2014 2:09:28 PM

A potato would do better.
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January 22, 2014 2:21:49 PM

Here is a potential starting point:

Rosewill REDBONE U3 Black SECC Steel USB 3.0, eSATA, 3x 120mm Fans Mid Tower Computer Case
Model #:REDBONE U3
Item #:N82E16811147160
Mail in Rebate Card
$59.99 -$10.00 Instant $49.99
The rebate brings this down to $40. It appears to be weak on cable management features, but I've been happy with all the Rosewill cases I've bought.

ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Model #:990FX Extreme3
Item #:N82E16813157281
$119.99 -$10.00 Instant $109.99
Should be a solid overclocker, and more future resistant than some of the 970 boards. Feel free to step back to a better 970 though, to shave the cost.

XFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNL4 Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Model #:FX-785A-ZNL4
Item #:N82E16814150642
Mail in Rebate Card
$169.99 $169.99
Pretty good bang/buck.

Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W Continuous power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power ...
Model #:EA-380D Green
Item #:N82E16817371033
$59.99 -$15.00 Instant $44.99
Solid budget PSU; can run any card with a single PCIe power cable.

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
Model #:FD6300WMHKBOX
Item #:N82E16819113286
$119.99 $119.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
$84.99 $84.99
Check around; RAM prices are high but there are deals here and there. I didn't look more closely at RAM, but I use mostly G.Skill myself.

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM
Model #:WD5000AAKX
Item #:N82E16822136769
$59.99 $59.99
Easy to go with 1TB, or perhaps add a SSD, but this is a good baseline.

Subtotal: $639.93
I've left some money in your budget you could use to make any number of improvements, of your choice. For example, you may wish to add a decent cooler like a Xigmatek Gaia for overclocking, or perhaps get a stronger video card (you'll need a PSU upgrade for cards needing more than one PCIe power connector), or a larger hard drive.
Hmmm, it looks like I forgot the optical drive, but that shouldn't cost more than $19-$20. Some items have shipping costs, but some also have rebates.

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January 22, 2014 2:25:25 PM

OPs PC is useless for gaming and looks overpriced, onus setup is pretty good :D 
For the PSU you could look for something with 450watts to feel 'safer', but 380 is probably enough.
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January 22, 2014 2:42:47 PM

woah i had no idea how bad that computer was, Onus I really appreciate your advice but i'm really not interested in building a computer atm, maybe next year but not right now, I have very little, if any proficiency on computers hardware-wise. I just found an ASUS computer at $570 with AMD "Quad-Core FX-4300 Processor with AMD HD 8350 dedicated graphics" I don't know what that means but it sounds good.

keep in mind I'm looking to play games like diablo III, guild wars 2, dead island on medium settings
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January 22, 2014 3:04:06 PM

Although building a PC is not particularly difficult, and there are online guides and tutorials to help, the one sunder25 listed actually is quite nice, if you can stretch your budget slightly. The LEPA PSU, while basic, is not junk. The CPU and graphics cards should play most games (particularly the ones you listed) on Ultra settings.
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